Canon PIXMA MX420

Multifunctional capabilities can be enjoyed everywhere with this stylish All-In-One. Built in Wi-Fi and Ethernet, plus productive speeds and easy operation make it ideal for the home office.


  • All-In-One with fax, Wi-Fi and Ethernet
  • Stylish all-black design
  • 6.2cm TFT display
  • Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
  • 30-sheet ADF
  • ISO ESAT 8.7 ipm mono / 5.0 ipm colour
  • 10x15cm photos in approx. 42 seconds
  • Scan to USB & memory card
  • Easy-WebPrint EX
  • Full HD Movie Print

The stylish All-In-One for the home office

Perfect for the home or office
Featuring a stylish all-black design, this productive All-In-One gives you everything you need for the home office environment. Print, copy, scan and fax capabilities as well as Wi-Fi and network connectivity allow you to place this multifunctional wherever best suits.

High quality
Canon’s FINE technology with minimum 2pl ink drops and up to 4800x1200dpi print resolution ensures glorious colours and crisp text – great for business documents or photos.

Quick and easy operation
An intuitive 6.2cm TFT display on the device makes it easy to view selected functions and preview images prior to printing. When copying, a Reserve Copy function lets you scan in the next document while the previous document is being processed to save time.

30-sheet ADF
An integrated 30-sheet Automatic Document Feeder means scanning, copying or faxing of large documents can be done quickly and with minimal effort. Scan and save to a compact pdf ensures a small file size, ideal for saving or e-mailing.

Productive performance
Enjoy print speeds of 8.7 ipm in mono or 5.0 ipm in colour. Quick Start means this All-In-One is ready to go seconds after switching on. A 10x15 cm borderless photo can also be printed in approximately 42 seconds.

Scan to USB or memory card
A USB and memory card port on the front allows PDFs and JPEGs to be scanned to either – without a PC. Bluetooth connectivity can be purchased as an option to print from Bluetooth compatible devices.

Fast faxing
33.6kbps Super G3 faxing is fast and reliable. Incoming faxes can be saved to a memory card or USB key – so you can view them without printing each one – reducing print costs.

Print photos from movies
Turn your Canon digital camera movie moments into beautiful prints with Canon’s Full HD Movie Print feature. Simply play your movie on a PC and capture the frame or frames to print.

Intelligent software
Photo printing has never been simpler thanks to Easy-PhotoPrint EX, offering features such as red-eye correction, and face smoothing, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Auto Document Fix enhances the quality and legibility of scans by making intelligent automatic adjustments to every page. Content from multiple websites can be effortlessly combined and printed with Easy-WebPrint EX.

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Available Functions

Print, Scan, Copy, Fax & 30 page ADF. Camera, Memory Card, and Mobile phone direct printing with 6.2cm Colour TFT display. Wi-Fi & Ethernet connectivity.



Print Resolution

Up to 4800¹ x 1200 dpi

Print Engine

Inkjet, 2 FINE Cartridges, 4-colour system with minimum 2 pl droplet size

Photo Lab Quality Speed

Borderless 10 x 15cm: Approx. 42 seconds (Standard)

Mono Print Speed

ESAT: Approx. 8.7 ipm

Colour Print Speed

ESAT: Approx. 5.0 ipm

Ink Cartridge Configuration

FINE Cartridge - PG-510, CL-511 (Optional - PG-512, CL-513)

Black Ink Tank Life

Black: 220 pages (PG-510), 401 pages (PG-512)¹
Black: 2955 photos* (PG-510), 7275 photos* (PG-512)²
* Estimated supplemental yield

Colour Ink Tank Life

Colour: 244 pages (CL-511), 349 pages (CL-513)¹
Colour: 83 photos (CL-511), 122 photos (CL-513)²

Media Type

Plain Paper, Envelopes, Photo Paper Pro Platinum (PT-101), Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (PP-201), Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss (SG-201), Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use" (GP-501), Matte Photo Paper (MP-101), Photo Stickers (PS-101), T-Shirt transfer (TR-301), High Resolution Paper (HR-101N)

Media Input

Rear Tray: Max. 100 sheets

Media Size

Rear Tray: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL, COM10), 10 x 15cm, 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm

Media Weight

Rear Tray: Plain paper 64 to 105 g/m² and Canon special media up to approx. 300 g/m² (PT-101)

Two Sided Printing

Available by manual operation using plain paper in A4, B5, A5, Letter & 13 x 18cm sizes (Windows only)

Borderless Printing

Yes (A4, Letter, 20 x 25cm, 13 x 18cm, 10 x 15cm)

Compatible Memory Cards

USB Flash Memory, CompactFlash, Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMedia Card (Ver4.1), and MultiMedia Card Plus (Ver4.1).
xD-PictureCard¹, xD-PictureCard Type M¹, xD-PictureCard Type H¹, Memory Stick Micro¹, RS-MMC¹, MMCmobile Card¹, mini SD Card¹, micro SD¹, mini SDHC Card¹ and micro SDHC¹.

Card Direct Print Functions

Select photo, print all photos, calendar print, print job queuing, print PDF from USB Flash memory

Card Direct Print Enhancements

Auto Photo Fix II, Red-eye correction



Standalone fax


PC Fax

Win: Via Fax modem (in MFP)*,
Mac: n/a
*1 location, B/W transmission only

Colour Fax


Transmission Speed Mono/colour

Mono: Approx. 3 sec./page (33.6kbps)
(based on default setting using ITU-T No.1 chart)¹
Colour: Approx. 1 min/page (33.6kbps)
(based on default setting using Canon Colour Fax Test Sheet)¹

Modem Speed

Maximum 33.6kbps (Automatic fall back)

Compression Method Mono/colour

Mono: MH, MR, MMR,
Colour: JPEG

Memory transmission


Fax Resolution

Mono: 8pels/mm x 3.85 lines/mm (Standard), 8pels/mm x 7.7 lines/mm (Fine), 300dpi x 300dpi (Extra Fine)
Colour: 200 x 200 dpi (Photo)

Greyscale / Colour Gradation

Mono: 256 levels,
Colour: 24 bit (full colour) (RGB each 8 bit)

Fax Memory

Up to 50 pages (page count is based on ITU-T No.1 chart or Canon Fax Standard Chart No.1) and save files directly to USB flash memory or memory card

Dual Access


Coded Dials

Max 20 locations

Group Dial

Max 19 locations



FAX/TEL Auto Switch

Yes (manual)

Answering Machine Hook-up


Remote Reception


Sequential broadcast


Error correction mode (ECM)

Yes, ITU-T T.30 compatible

Telephone handset



Group number lists, Telephone number list, Memory list, Rejected number list, Caller history list, Fax scan contrast, Dial search, Activity report



Scanner Type

Flatbed and ADF, CIS colour scanner

Scanner Resolution Optical

Up to 1200 x 2400 dpi (Platen)¹

A4 Scan Speed (reflective)

Approx. 14 seconds¹

Colour Scanning Depth

48 bit input / 24 bit output (RGB each 16 / 8 bit)


16 bit input / 8 bit output



Effective Scanning Width

Flatbed: A4/Letter
ADF: A4/Letter/Legal

OCR Bundle

Yes (MP Navigator EX)

Scan Methods & Enhancements

Scan jpeg, compact PDF or normal PDF to memory card or USB memory, attach to email, Push-scan, Auto Scan Mode, Auto Document Fix, PDF file creation/editing/password security*, Stitch Assist*, Correct document orientation, Prevent show through, Descreen, Gutter Shadow Correction, Text (OCR), Multi-page PDF
* Function with MP Navigator EX



Colour/Photo Copy


Copy Speed Colour Document

FCOT: Approx. 23 sec
Document (ADF) ESAT: Approx. 3.4 ipm¹

Multiple Copy

1 to 99 copies


25 - 400%, preset ratios, fit-to-page

Copy functions & enhancements

Borderless copy, 2-on-1 and 4-on-1 copy, collated copy, frame erase copy, Auto Photo Fix II



Display Type & Size

6.2cm Colour TFT display

Interface Type - PC / Mac

Hi-Speed USB (B Port),
Ethernet: IEEE802.3u (100BASE-TX), IEEE802.3(10BASE-T), 10/100Mbps (auto switchable)
Bluetooth Ver2.0 maximum speed 1.44Mbps (Option, HCRP) (with optional Bluetooth Unit BU-30)
Wi-Fi: IEEE802.11b/g/n Set-up: WCN, WPS (Push-Button Configuration, PIN code method), Security: WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WEP64/128bit, Administration password

Interface Type - Non PC

Over Wi-Fi: Android devices¹, iPhone², iPod touch², iPad², Sony Playstation 3
Bluetooth Ver2.0 maximum speed 1.44Mbps (Option, JPEG only, OPP, BIP) (with optional Bluetooth unit BU-30)
Photo printing via PictBridge

Supported Operating System

Windows 7 (32 and 64bit), Windows Vista (32 and 64bit), Windows XP SP2, SP3
Mac OS X v.10.4.11 - 10.6

Operating System Requirements

Windows 7: 1 GHz or faster cpu, 1 GB RAM (64 bit requires 2 GB RAM)
Windows Vista (32/ 64 bit): 1 GHz or faster cpu, 512MB RAM
Windows XP SP2,3: 300 MHz or faster cpu, 128 MB RAM
Browser: Internet Explorer 6 or higher
CD-ROM Drive
Display: 1024 x 768 or better
Mac OS 10.6: Intel Processor, 1 GB RAM
Mac OS 10.5: Intel or PowerPC Processor (G4, G5, 867 MHz or faster)
Mac OS 10.4.11: Intel or PowerPC Processor (G5, G4, G3), 256 MB RAM
Browser: Safari 3 or higher

Software Included

Canon MP Navigator EX, Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX¹, Easy-WebPrint EX², Canon Speed Dial Utility, Canon Solution Menu EX



Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)

Up to 30 pages

Dimensions (W x D x H)

Approx. 458 x 415 x 198 mm

Number of language (LCD)

22 Languages selectable: Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovenian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Greek, Traditional Chinese, Korean

Temperature Range

Operating environment: 5° - 35 °C


Operating humidity: 10 - 90%RH (no condensation)

Acoustic Noise Levels

Approx. 45.2 dB(A)
When printing ISO/JIS-SCID N2 pattern on 10x15cm Photo Paper Plus Glossy II using default settings


Approx. 8.8 kg

Power Source

AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz

Power Consumption

Standby: Approx. 2.2 W (when scanning lamp is off) (USB connected to PC),
Off: Approx. 0.3 W (USB connected to PC),
Copying: Approx. 14 W¹


Print Resolution

¹ Ink droplets can be placed with a minimum pitch of 1/4800 inch.

Black Ink Tank Life

¹ Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711. Values obtained by continuous printing.
² When printing Canon standard patterns continuously with the default settings on 10x15cm Photo Paper Plus Glossy II using Windows 7 printer driver in borderless printing mode and Windows 7 Home Premium's Windows Photo Viewer. Declared yield value determined based on Canon standard method referring to ISO/IEC 24711.

Colour Ink Tank Life

¹ Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711. Values obtained by continuous printing.
² When printing Canon standard patterns continuously with the default settings on 10x15cm Photo Paper Plus Glossy II using Windows 7 printer driver in borderless printing mode and Windows 7 Home Premium's Windows Photo Viewer. Declared yield value determined based on Canon standard method referring to ISO/IEC 24711.

Compatible Memory Cards

¹ Using required adaptor, available seperately.

Transmission Speed Mono/colour

¹ Actual transmission speed may vary depending on document complexity, fax settings at receiving end, and line conditions.

Scanner Resolution Optical

¹ Optical resolution is a measure of maximum hardware sampling resolution, based on ISO 14473 standard.

A4 Scan Speed (reflective)

¹ Color document scan speed is measured with ISO/IEC 24735 Annex C Test Chart A.Scan speed indicates the time measured between pressing the scan button of the scanner driver and the on-screen status display turns off. Scan speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, scan mode settings and document size etc.

Copy Speed Colour Document

¹ FCOT on plain paper is measured based on the test standard of ISO/IEC 24735 annex D. ESAT ADF copy speed on plain paper is measured based on the test standard of ISO/IEC 24735 in simplex mode.

Interface Type - Non PC

¹ When connected to a device running Android 1.6 or higher OS over an existing infrastructure mode Wi-Fi network.
² When connected over an existing infrastructure mode Wi-Fi network. Canon iEPP application available as free download from Apple App Store. Compatible with iPhone OS 2.2.1 or higher.

Software Included

¹ HD Movie Print for Windows requires 2.6 GHz or faster processor, 1GB RAM and Canon ZoomBrowser EX 6.5 or later HD Movie Print for Mac OS requires Intel processor and Canon ImageBrowser 6.5 or later software
² Easy-WebPrint EX for Windows requires 32 bit version of Internet Explorer 7 or 8 Easy WebPrint EX for Mac requires Safari 4 or 5

Power Consumption

¹ When copying ISO/JIS-SCID N2 (printed by inkjet printer) on A4 size plain paper using default settings.


All specifications subject to change without notice.

Borderless 10x15cm photo lab quality print speed based on default driver setting using ISO/JIS-SCID N2 on Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II media.

Document print speed (ipm) on plain paper is measured based on the office category test of ISO/IEC 24734.

Print speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, page coverage, type of paper used.

Print speed does not take into account data processing time on host computer.

Ink yield may vary depending on texts/photos printed, applications software used, print mode and type of paper used. For yield information see

Copy speed may vary depending on a number of factors and does not take into account warming up time.

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